We had a pretty awesome day today at the Open Source Alliance for Open Science in Portland. We spent many sessions talking about comment issues that face us all, and also a lot of time working out what the purpose of the group will be, moving forward. There will be more news on this soon!
Some pics of the day’s events below!
It seems the Coko meme is getting out there. Just these last few weeks we have seen the following:
Stenci.la – we put some money into assisting ‘, including flying the founder Nokome over to San Francisco and introducing him to funders. The result is that Nokome just landed a very nice grant from the Sloan Foundation. We don’t lay any claim to Nokome’s great work, but it’s good to see that our help was instrumental in helping this great project along the way.
HTML Typescript – Recently (last week) Wendell Piez, who we work with for Docx to HTML file conversion, presented at the well known JATSCon about his work with Coko. The preliminary proceedings are available online for Wendell’s talk and I hear the video will be available soon too.
Texture – if one slot at JATSCon wasn’t enough… Texture was also presented. It is an online JATS editor produced by the Substance Consortium which we co-founded. Proceedings here.
Penguicon, Carnegie Mellon – I recently presented Coko at these two events and upcoming we will be presenting Coko and various projects at SSP, AUP, Open Source Lisbon, Wikicite, OSEHRA, Open Source Albania and more!
March for Science – Coko CoFounder Kristen Ratan was lead organiser for the San Francisco March for Science. I couldn’t be there (was in the desert) but it apparently was a wonderful event.
Open Source Alliance for Open Science – we have 28 open source projects for open science coming to join in a day working out how to work together. Starts tomorrow in Portland!
Lots happening 🙂
Now off to Portland for the Open Source Alliance for Open Science meeting. It’s going to be a one-day event (which I’ll facilitate). The day is aimed at creating a network of good faith actors that wish to work together to help open science through open source. First, we must establish group ownership of the idea. It should be a great day!
Nokome Bentley from Stenci.la is now being supported by Sloan with a substantial grant. Very well deserved! Can’t wait to see Nokome at the Open Source Alliance for Open Science meeting on Monday (Portland) to congratulate him in person. Whoot!